Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)–Vector Control Research Centre, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India; Indira Nagar, Puducherry 605 006 has invited applications for admission to the 2 year Post-Graduate Degree Course in Public Health Entomology for 2019-21, affiliated to the Pondicherry University, Puducherry
Admissions are offered in 2 categories, Category I: Open Competition and Category II: In-service (Self supporting / Sponsored).
Those seeking admission under Category I should have passed any one of the following examinations of any University accepted by the Academic Council of Pondicherry University, Puducherry: B.Sc., in Zoology / Botany / Life Sciences / Medical Laboratory Technology/ Microbiology / Ecology / Environmental Science / Biochemistry or B.V.Sc/M.B.B.S/B.E/ B.Tech degree with Biotechnology as one of the subjects. Those who are appearing for the Under Graduate final examinations / waiting for the results of the above courses can also apply subject to producing evidence for the successful completion of the course fulfilling the eligibility criteria at the time of admission.
Category II: In-service (Self supporting / Sponsored) admissions are offered in 2 groups, A and B. For Indian National (A), In-service candidates employed either in Government or Non-Government organizations and sponsored by the employer should have passed the Degree examination in any of the disciplines indicated under Category I from a recognized University accepted by the Academic Council of Pondicherry University, Puducherry. The in-service candidates should send their application with a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from their employer. Category II (B) relates to foreign Nationals details of which are available in the admission Notification at http://www.vcrc.res.in/writereaddata/Admn19.pdf
There are 12 seats for the Programme of which 8 are in Category I: (General 50.5%, OBC 27%; SC 15% & ST 7.5%) and 2 in Category IIA and 2 in Category IIB.
Selection: Selection under Category I will be based on their performance in the common entrance test of two hours duration having objective type questions. The common entrance test will be held only at Puducherry on 16th June, 2019. For Category II A, selection will be based on personal interview and for Category II B, based on a letter of recommendation/ reference from the Employer, marks obtained in graduation and experience in the relevant fields.
The list of candidates selected for admission will be published in the Institutes’ website (http://www.vcrc.res.in/).
Scholarship: Those selected under Category-I will be paid a sum of Rs. 6,000/- per month and candidates selected under Category-IIA will be paid a sum of Rs. 3,000/- per month, with the approval of the Admission Committee.
Applications can be downloaded from http://www.vcrc.res.in/
The last date for the submission of filled-in application for Category I is 10th May 2019 and that for Category II, 17th May 2019. Applications from Indian Nationals should be accompanied by (i) a Demand Draft to the value of Rs.100/- (Rs.50/- in the case of SC/ST candidates) towards application fee, drawn in favour of "The Director, ICMR-Vector Control Research Centre", payable at Puducherry, and (ii) a self-addressed envelope stamped to the value of Rs. 50/-. Foreign nationals can pay the application fee at the time of their admission. Filled applications have to reach ‘The Director, ICMR-Vector Control Research Centre, Medical Complex, Indira Nagar, Puducherry 605 006’ by Registered / Speed Post in a cover super-scribed ‘Application for admission to M.Sc., PHE 2019’
Personal Interview (Category IIA) will be on 17th June 2019. Final results will be declared on 19th June 2019.
For details, visit http://www.vcrc.res.in/